Driver waited six months to claim record-time trip across Britain to avoid speeding prosecution …

A driver who made a record-time trip from one end of Britain to the other waited six months to claim the title to avoid prosecution, a court heard, as he faces charges for dangerous driving.

Thomas Davies, 29, completed the 837-mile journey from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland in September 2017, in what he claimed was the fastest ever land time of nine and a half hours.

However, Davies, from Corwen in North Wales, is now on trial accused of driving “extremely dangerously” in his specially adapted Audi A5 S5 with a 4.2 litre engine in order to achieve the feat.